Humble Ceramics is WHOLESALE ONLY and does not sell online. Please contact one of our amazing retailers (scroll down and look on the RIGHT side of this blog for a full list) if you are interested in purchasing our work. Thank you!
!!! CHEFS !!!!
We are getting backed-up with orders - we need minimum 3 to 4 months lead time to fullfill your order (depending on the size).
Our process takes time!
PLEASE PLAN AHEAD!!!



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Currently, we do not sell online.

At this time, Humble Ceramics is available to retailers, designers, hospitality and media only.

For new wholesale inquiries, please contact us at info@humbleceramics.com
or go to http://www.humbleceramicswholesale.com/

All new store inquiries will be put on a waiting list


Production time is anywhere between 8 to 12 weeks
(possibly more) depending on the size of the order
or if we have to make your items from scratch,
unless you pick from shapes we keep in stock
at the time of the inquiry (bisque only) ...
and all we need to do is glaze to your color preference.
This timing does not include shipping.

Thank you for your patience and understanding ...
and watch Humble Ceramics grow - one piece at a time.

Thank you for being part of this artist' s growing "L.A. story".

To see Delphine's petites sculptures, please go to
http://www.delphinelippens.com/



Delphine





Feb 17, 2017

HC spotted in this remodel by AMBER INTERIORS






It's always fun to see our pieces in beautiful remodels such as this one by Amber Interiors! Can you spot our pieces? Hint: look for canisters, clover creamer, sugar container, and a few utensil holders ...

I will also take this opportunity to share that our work is now available at Amber Interiors in Calabassas!



             

Shoppe Amber Interiors
23528 Calabasas Rd
Calabasas, CA 91302
http://shoppe.amberinteriordesign.com/

Feb 16, 2017

HC now on Jenni Kayne and RIP+TAN Blog






A beautiful table starts with dinnerware that’s made with heart from materials that last. I love Belgian-born, Los Angeles-based ceramicist Delphine Lippens’ line, Humble Ceramics. Rustic and yet modern at the same time, Delphine’s plates, bowls, and cork-top canisters impart a warmth and strength that’s striking on any surface.

I first discovered Humble Ceramics through a friend and soon began collecting the inviting, organic pieces for my home. When we started carrying the line at Jenni Kayne, we visited Delphine in her studio, where she shared her artistic process with us and told us about how she she got her start. Funnily enough, she more or less fell into the world of ceramics by deciding on a whim to take a pottery class with a friend. From there, she was hooked.
My favorite pieces in Delphine’s line are her harvested cork-top canisters, which can be used to hold a variety of pantry items and objects and also make the loveliest gifts. With spring cleaning and decorating on my mind with the launch of our first spring deliveries, I thought I’d ask Delphine for her perspective on these beautiful pieces. XXJKE



Rip & Tan: What inspired you to fist start making the cork-top canisters?
Delphine Lippens: I visited a cork factory when I was 7 or 8 years old and I thought it was fascinating and magical. I still remember the earthy smells!

We always had cork at the house growing up. My dad collected wines and my mom had a collection of hand-blown glass jars from the early 1900s. She replaced all the broken bakelite tops with cork. I would play with the wine corks for hours growing up.

I’ve always loved the interaction of two materials; the way cork makes any object unique and warm. When I brought my first thrown canisters home, I still had a few old corks at the house and that is how it came together—it just made sense!

Rip & Tan: What are some creative ways to use the canisters?
DL: You can use these for anything, it just depends what the context is! 

In the kitchen, depending on the size, I have coarse salt, Celtic salt, specialty salts, sugar cubes, granulated sugar, tea bags, chocolate covered coffee beans, blooming tea balls, and more. In the larger sizes you can put pet treats—and whatever you can think of.

In the office, hide your rubber bands, paper clips, wires, or whatever you want to keep organized and hidden. 

In the bathroom, you can keep cotton swabs, cotton balls, hair clips, or bath salts, ...

In the bedroom, jewelry, crystals, homeopathic remedies, essential oils—anything you want right there on your bedside table but don’t want to see.

We have a lot of people just display them in groups in their living rooms on tables or shelves ...

Rip & Tan: Any Don’ts when it comes to using these canisters at home? Or interesting facts about them? 
DL: I wouldn’t recommend putting cork in the fridge because if it gets any type of condensation, and the cork seals really well; it might get moldy. Personally, I would use the cork as dry storage only.
One thing to know is that you should never push down hard on the cork otherwise it might create an air-suction seal and the cork will be hard to remove. Just tap it down gently with your fingers, but don’t push it in with your hand!

We sell the canisters in Hawaii where there’s a tremendous amount of humidity in the air and we’ve been told that our canisters keep the salts dry. They are more or less airtight. 

Rip & Tan: Can someone feasibly collect these and pass them down for generations?
DL: Yes! And please do so! The cork is sustainably harvested, but there are fewer and fewer countries that produce cork correctly (without killing the trees) so this is a vulnerable resource and should not be taken for granted! 

We sometimes have to wait 3 to 6 months for certain sizes because the harvest is cyclical and they don’t always have enough stock! 

Rip & Tan: Any new shapes or sizes you plan on making in the future?
DK: We are always working on new shapes and sizes! 





The following items are now available through all Jenni Kayne stores (except Brentwood) and online.
You can see more info at https://www.jennikayne.com/




 

Jan 1, 2017

2017


HAPPY NEW YEAR

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Thank you to all for an incredible year!


 

Dec 22, 2016

Dec 19, 2016

Chef Francis Bassa's pop-up dinner



It's always an honor to know chefs are inspired by our "clay canvases" ... above is a sneak peak at a menu created by Chef Francis Bassa (previously of Alma in DTLA) for his pop-up dinner on Wednesday January 11, 2017 taking place in a secret location in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles. The actual dinner won't be in our ceramics, but the food will be just as beautiful! For more info, click here https://eatfeastly.com/  or https://www.instagram.com/francis.bassa/

Dec 15, 2016

HC spotted in Sunset Magazine (January 2017)




A Humble Ceramics Stillness Platter (Brownstone/Charcoal Black) spotted on Page 67 of Sunset Magazine (January 2017) - we only made 2 which means this one was purchased at Farmshop in the Brentwood Country Mart or at Lawson Fenning! Yay! Thank you Sunset team!


 

Dec 14, 2016

Join us in 3 Holiday Pop-Ups!

Southern CALIFORNIA - Los Angeles

Via THE ROGUE COLLECTIVE
DTLA's iconic Al's Bar is the new home of The Rogue Collective
305 S Hewitt St, Los Angeles Arts District 90013
Drop by M-Sat. 11-7 & Sun. 12-6




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Northern CALIFORNIA - Marin
 
Via FARMSHOP MARIN
2257 Larkspur Landing Cir, Larkspur, CA 94939
Every day until Dec. 24th 



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NEW YORK - New York

via DOMINO MAGAZINE
35 Great Jones, New York City, NY
Starting Dec 2 -through the 18th 
Friday - Saturday - Sunday
From 11-8


HC mentioned in Japanese Blog 100% Life




It's always a fun surprise to discover we were mentioned in a Japanese Blog. This time, it's one called 100% Life. Profiling the beautiful S_Store in Tokyo's Setagaya-Ku district, we were privileged to have been mentioned in this article written back in April 2016. Arigato!!!

Read the full article here http://100life.jp/regular/fashion/24274/
 

HC canisters spotted in Japan's Interior Shop Guide 2016




Congratulations to Complex Universal Furniture Supply for being chosen as one of Tokyo's finest Interior Design shops! We are proud to be part of a roster of amazing artisans represented with so much care by Complex's team.  Thank you and happy holidays!!!

You can read the article here http://interiorshopguide.com/complex-m/

HC Lunar Flats spotted in Food & Wine Magazine (December 2016)

Humble Ceramics Lunar Flat spotted in Food & Wine Magazine's December 2016 issue. Thank you Food & Wine team! Happy holidays!!!!

Check out the recipe here http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/cranberry-gingerbread 




HC included in SAVEUR Gift Guide for 2016


Humble Ceramics' Tenshi Coffee Dripper included in Saveur Magazine's Gift Guides ... Thank you SAVEUR team! Available at http://shop-generalstore.com/



HC "Behind The Scenes Interview for BODHI TREE"




Humble Ceramics is proud to announce the re-launch of the iconic BODHI TREE ... Check-out their stunning new website, artist series, and spiritual objects and books amongst other gems .... Years in the making, this is just the beginning of this fresh, new and beautiful incarnation of the BODHI TREE. Congratulations to the amazing team that made this happen! Now a new generation will experience the magic that was and now is again!

You see the full interview here (scroll down) and https://bodhitree.com/behind-the-scenes-humble-ceramics/

Belgian-born, Los Angeles–based ceramicist Delphine Lippens, of Humble Ceramics, considers her work as explorations in clay that reflect her philosophy of the balance and beauty of opposites. Beginning by centering clay on a potter’s wheel, every piece is intended to bring a sense of grounding and presence to its owner. The slight irregularities found make each piece one-of-a-kind. Lippens creates her pottery with mindfulness, one small batch at a time.

Bodhi Tree: How did you start working with clay as a form of artistic expression?

Delphine Lippens: I took a six-week summer course in August 2010 as an opportunity to spend six Saturday mornings with a friend and learn something new. I didn’t really have an interest in clay. This adventure was only supposed to last a few Saturdays. I think “it” (clay) chose me because I didn’t choose “it.”

Behind the Scenes with Humble Ceramics

BT: You’ve said that working with clay lets you feel like you’re interacting with past generations. Can you explain?

DL: It’s literally working with the earth, and thinking about the past generations who have come in contact with that clay. I have hundreds, if not thousands, of little moments throughout the week that make me feel this way, such as looking at the clouds and thinking of all the painters who have painted them throughout history, or looking at the moon and thinking I could be anywhere in the space-time continuum. Listening to the wind, closing my eyes and trying to figure out its trajectory by the sounds of leaves vibrating in the trees—this takes me back to childhood and beyond.

BT: How do you incorporate mindfulness in other parts of your life?

DL: It’s just about being present in what I do. Being aware, curious, awake, willing to learn, and doing acts with intention. Thinking about the consequence or impact of an action. It’s an internal process, a work in progress.

BT: What do you love about working with clay? 

DL: When you are working with clay, you are working with earth, water, fire and air, but you are also working with gravity and time! How magical is that?!

BT: You’ve said Humble Ceramics uses complicated steps to achieve a simple aesthetic. Do you apply that concept to your everyday life?

DL: As a Gemini, I have two conflicting personalities, so it’s always a challenging act to make sure both sides are satisfied, acknowledged and recognized. It goes back to the circle and the square: both are very different, so how can I make them work together? There is always an inner dialogue going on about a search for peace and harmony.

BT: Tell us about where you get inspiration.

DL: I grew up in Belgium, where I was exposed to the work of Axel Vervoordt, Jules Wabbes, Jacques Wirtz, Pierre Culot, Jean-Francois Paquay and many more incredible artists and artisans who were all influenced by the Japanese aesthetic and concept of wabi-sabi. It was the balance of a beautiful architectural space with a beautifully imperfect object that brought so much warmth to a place. Also, the passage of time and wear and tear brought so much soul to the simplest object. It became an exercise of discernment between perfection and imperfection and how they interact with and are essential for one another. It’s about a certain type of harmony that happens between opposites, a bridge of some sort.

BT: Do you find that your work is appreciated more for its aesthetic or function?

DL: Both. Not one or the other, rather, one and the other!

This interview has been edited for space.


HC spotted in Food & Wine Magazine



Here we are in Food & Wine Magazine and online blog! Thank you Food & Wine Team! You can see the delish' recipe at http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/roasted-kabocha-maple-syrup-and-ginger


LA Weekly BEST OF 2016 - BEST LOCAL CERAMICS !!!



Wow Wow Wow ... thank you LA WEEKLY / Drew Tewksbury! We discovered this two month AFTER it was published. We had no clue! YAY - thank you thank you! (Sorry if this post is not in order, but better late than never!)

You can read the praise (currently blushing right now) .... here http://www.laweekly.com/best-of/2016/shopping-and-services/best-local-ceramicist-7437650

HC in Bon Appetit Magazine (Ocotber 2016)

A little out of date, but better late than never ... Humble Ceramics Stillness Plates was spotted in Bon Appetit Magazine (October 2016). Check-out that yummy recipe at http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/apple-and-nut-butter-puff-pastry-tarts

Thank you Bon Appet'team!

HC spotted on Embassy of Arts & Crafts Blog



 



Thank you Maximilian for choosing to represent us in Germany! We are in such good comany it's completely and utterly intimidating and humbling! Wow! Thank you for wanting to represent us in Germany!

The above post is from the blog http://blog.embassy-store.com/2016/08/08/humble-ceramics/ but you can see the store website http://www.embassy-store.com/artists/


In 2017 - we will be available in Germany exclusively through http://www.embassy-store.com/

Thank you Maximilian. Honored to be working with you!


HC Canisters spotted in THE NEST Blog




Humble Ceramics canisters spotted on the bog THE NEST ... 
Thank you Alexis Jonnson!